Dry Shampoo… It Really Works!

Are you sick of blow drying your hair, straightening it, and wearing it for a day… Only to do the same thing again tomorrow? Or maybe you’re sick of watching your newly colored hair fade away too quickly? Well… It’s time to put a stop to these things, ladies! There are simple ways (some cheaper than others) to avoid having to wash and straighten your hair every day. You no longer have to worry about working out and getting your sweat on, or even needing extra time to shower before heading out. How?

Option #1: Dry Shampoo. You’ll stop thinking twice about having enough time to get ready if you can freshen up your roots WITHOUT having to re-do your hair. Body shower, anyone?Β (Side note: my boyfriend finds that term hilarious. “What do you mean, ‘you don’t wash your hair?'”)

So, how does it work? Well, the ingredients in dry shampoo soak up the excess oil, dirt, grease, etc. on your scalp. When your hair starts looking greasy, it’s usually just the roots that need to be refreshed. Give this idea a try and you’ll be ready (maybe even post-gym) in no time!

You may even save some $$$ in the long run by buying these types of products. Women everywhere (Google it if you don’t believe me) swear that dry shampoo has saved their colored hair by not having to wash it as often and by brightening the colors. When your hair starts to feel oily, it might appear darker… So apply a small amount of product and see if it makes your color look less dull. “Never have I ever” dyed my hair (minus that Sun-In in 7th grade) But if you do… And this works… Let us know!

There are a TON of dry shampoos on www.dryshampoo.com. Check out the instructions, questions, and reviews to see which product is best for you.

Option #2: Baby Powder. Yes, that’s right… The talcum powder that your Mom used to shake on your bums when you were all little babies. Shake a little in your hand, dab it into your roots, rub it around, and then tell me that I’m wrong. Your hair definitely looks and feels less greasy, right?

My college roommates and I discovered this trick (that we think works just as well as the more expensive dry shampoos). A 16 oz. bottle of baby powder for $3 seemed a lot more reasonable on a college budget than the $10 – 5 oz. bottles of professional products.

Worried that your hair will look gray? It won’t. My Portuguese roommate (think: dark, dark, brown hair) uses it and she never looks like she’s turning gray. In fact, if you accidentally use too much, it’s very easy to brush out.

Now let me just remind you… By no means is this a permanent substitute for washing your hair. That would just be gross poor hygiene. But it sure can save your hair and save you the trouble of having to wash it everyday!

Any other quick hair tips? Tweet away @20sTweet!

~E

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8 Responses to Dry Shampoo… It Really Works!

  1. PLUS most hair styles look better if your hair is a little greasy… it will hold better and you won’t need to use so much hair spray. Such a win-win! Love this post E

  2. Michelle says:

    Hahaha I love it, Err. Yes, that would be me – the Portuguese roomate! Baby powder does work. I must say though, now that I can afford the “real” Dry Shampoo it works just the same. Great post!

  3. ErikaAnn says:

    Thanks! And yes, Michelle, that would be you! πŸ˜€

  4. ClashyChic says:

    I love dry shampoo- VS has one that smells great!

  5. ErikaAnn says:

    Good to know! We’ll have to try it!

  6. TRESemme Fresh Start Dry Shampoo – Less than $6… so good!

  7. JennaB says:

    Just read in InStyle today–Dry Shampoo also works wonders for smelly shoes! Just spray/sprinkle a little in and it instantly freshens them up!

  8. findyouajob says:

    I used dry shampoo today and it does help make it look better but feels….itchy? That Normal?

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